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2-Tier Premier League?

November 13th, 2009 | 72 Comments |

Gartside - man with a plan
Gartside - man with a plan
Premier League reforms are in the wind but what will they mean for Newcastle United?

The Premier League has been undertaking a ‘strategic review’ since November 2008 and plans to have new proposals in place by December 2010. Bolton chairman Phil Gartside has put forward plans that would lead to a two-tier Premier League of between 36 and 40 teams.

The original plan would have seen Rangers and Celtic invited to join the lower of the two tiers but that plan was rejected and there would now be no place for the SPL teams. Gartside’s new proposal is however being ‘taken forward’.

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore said:

As regards to Celtic and Rangers it’s a non-starter.

So we’ve made a clear and unequivocal statement and we’re going to move on from there. No means no.

The clubs constitutionally voted to say we’re not going to take this any further, Celtic and Rangers are not coming in.” (more…)